The secret to these mighty discs is pungent spice -like red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce--and the crunch of chopped pecans.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 dash hot pepper sauce
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
In a medium size mixing bowl, blend together butter or margarine and flour. Mix in the Cheddar cheese, salt, red pepper, hot pepper sauce, and pecans. Form the dough into a roll, wrap in parchment paper, and refrigerate over night.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Slice dough into very thin wafers. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crisp.